Definition of get hell in English:

get hell

phrase

informal
  • Be severely reprimanded.

    ‘she got hell on the way home’
    • ‘Of course, nothing is sweeter to a kid than imagining their parent getting hell from some other bigger older parent.’
    • ‘I get hell when I get home: ‘These stains will NEVER come out.’’
    • ‘Did I ever get hell from my dad about it - he wasn't as violent back then, but he sure roughed me up a lot.’
    • ‘They are going to get hell when the social worker visits next month from the police.’
    • ‘If I hear any fighting you're going to get hell, okay mister?’
    • ‘Or just about anything, because trying to spare the person that I'm seeing or involved with at that time because it seems to be a lot of - I mean, he's probably going to get hell if he went home, if he said the truth and went home.’
    • ‘But the chauffeur knew he'd get hell from her if he didn't help her, so he quickly extended his hand to her.’
    • ‘If I didn't already tell you, I was a prima ballerina… if anyone reading this can think of a more manly name for ballerina, please let me know, because I got hell in school because of it.’
    • ‘He had probably spent four hours getting hell from her for what she had read in my journals.’
    • ‘Randy still wasn't comfortable telling anyone Calvin's name; for fear that Calvin could get hell from the police.’
    • ‘He's going to get hell about the mess here though.’
    • ‘I was going to get hell for that whenever I return to school after the cruise.’
    • ‘Neither one of us wants to have children, because we feel that passing on our genes would be a form of child abuse (sure, they're great in adults, but kids like us get hell in school).’
    • ‘There's no way you could have gone home as drunk as you were and not get hell from your aunt, so you must have crashed somewhere.’
    • ‘‘In the forest…’ Christopher trailed off, knowing he was going to get hell for a response like that.’
    be severely reprimanded, be upbraided, be scolded, get a scolding, be admonished, be castigated, be rebuked, be chastised, be censured, be criticized severely, be taken to task, get into trouble, be hauled over the coals
    catch it, get what for, be told off, get into deep water, get into hot water, get into shtook, get a dressing-down, get an earful, get a roasting, get a rocket, get a rollicking, get a rap over the knuckles, get a slap on the wrist
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